Meaning of lollipop man in English:

lollipop man


informal British
  • A man who is employed to help children cross the road safely near a school by holding up a circular sign on a pole to stop the traffic.

    • ‘He has been a lollipop man for eight years: "I like listening to children, you learn something new every day".’
    • ‘A lollipop man schoolchildren call Harry Potter was celebrating his 80th birthday today.’
    • ‘A much-loved lollipop man has finally called it a day.’
    • ‘Her father was forced to quit the fire service after an injury at work and became a lollipop man.’
    • ‘Someone is going to be killed unless a lollipop man is assigned to traffic duty.’
    • ‘Staff of the school and the lollipop man are doing their best to ensure safety for all and we should support them.’
    • ‘According to one former lollipop man, times have changed and the job is increasingly dangerous.’
    • ‘There is a lollipop man who helps them across the road and barriers have been put up recently outside the school so that kids can't run back out on to the road.’
    • ‘"I appreciate the council have just put in a pedestrian crossing there but something more is needed and I have seen the lollipop man in action at the school on the Newport Road where he has saved countless lives."’
    • ‘The council provided a lollipop man to patrol the street in September last year, but parents were back at square one last week when the crossing attendant left the job to work closer to his home, leaving the children with no safe way to cross the road.’
    • ‘I think it's very important a lollipop man should live in the area he patrols because then he knows the community and they get to know and trust him.’